This Week in Gambling: Industry threats and Jeff Sessions
This week in gambling, the threat to the online gambling industry in the U.S. is growing as the inauguration of Donald Trump draws near. We also take a look at Trump's nomination for Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and the impact that could have on internet betting.
APCW Perspectives: Something wicked this way comes
If you were wondering how the transition to the Trump administration is going to affect online gambling, then you may be looking at some bad news on the horizon. This week, J. Todd looks at what Trump's attorney general nominee, Jeff Sessions, has to say about the industry. He also covers news from Portugal and Australia.
Philip Davies MP to call for reponsible gaming improvements at ICE 2017
The Chairman of the U.K. Parliament's All Party Betting & Gaming Group, will deliver a keynote at the Annual Regulators' Lunch, part of the World Regulatory Assembly agenda at the world's largest gaming B2B show.
This Week in Gambling: Online gambling and terrorism
This week in gambling, after years of critics claiming the industry has links to terrorism, a Congressional report has been released on the subject. The two-year study sheds light on how internet gambling is linked to terrorist organizations. . . and not everyone will like what it says.
APCW Perspectives: Holiday cheer and gambling bribes
We close out 2016 with stories involving gambling bribes in the U.S., takeover rumors from the U.K., internet blocking out of Canada and more gambling trouble down in Australia.
This Week in Gambling: The Gambling Grinch
This week in gambling, it's getting time to say goodbye to 2016, so we're looking back at Sheldon Adelson's latest attempt to push his RAWA agenda. He's spent a lot of time and money trying to ban online gambling in the U.S. Even though this Grinch failed quite miserably so close to Christmas, we all have a feeling he'll be back in 2017.
This Week in Gambling: Will Trump ban online gambling?
This week in gambling, it has come to light that Attorney Generals from ten states have signed a letter to the Trump administration asking them to ban online gambling in America.
Top 10 Casino City storylines from 2016
What do eSports, political betting and paid parking have in common? They're all part of a surprising year in the gambling industry. Casino City has gathered together ten of the top story lines from 2016.
This Week in Gambling: NETELLER and Skrill abandon 100 markets
This week in gambling, online payment processors NETELLER and Skrill have stopped processing gambling transactions in 100 markets globally, leaving countless players searching for alternate payment solutions. Also, Sheldon Adelson has more plans for online gambling.
APCW Perspectives: Trouble down under
Some online gambling news breaks out of Australia, where its own version of UIGEA is taking shape. Additional stories include New Jersey's last attempt to change the sports betting laws in America, and some news from former Amaya CEO David Baazov.
APCW Perspectives: Gambling policies, currencies and matrimony
This week, the political environment for the German market changed and a potential threat in Italy appeared. Also, as old mergers wrap up, interesting new ones unfold.
Poker Players Alliance calls on PA's Senate to enact iGaming legislation
The Poker Players Alliance made a statement last week reacting to the Pennsylvania House's vote on the local share tax bill that included language supporting iGaming, urging the Senate to take the next step.
Pennsylvania online gambling bill passes House vote
HB 1887, which would regulate daily fantasy sports and online gambling in the state, was passed 110-71 in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives today. Now it awaits a vote from the Senate.
Pennsylvania online gambling ruling remains uncertain
Though hearings held by the House Oversight Gaming Committee on 18-19 October were overwhelmingly positive, the fate of HB 2150 in the hands of the Senate isn't clear.
This Week in Gambling: Online gambling's wild ride in Pennsylvania
This week in gambling, it's been an up and down ride for online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania. Will they ever regulate the industry? Also, gambling news from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and New Jersey.
Pennsylvania House of Representatives OKs gambling bill
The bill approved Tuesday by the House of Representatives will regulate daily fantasy sports, permit slot machines at off-track betting parlors and airports, and authorize online casino games and poker. If cleared by the Senate, the bill would need the support of Gov. Tom Wolf before Pennsylvania could become one of the few states to regulate online gambling.
This Week in Gambling: Nevada fantasy sports, California poker & Pennsylvania online gambling
This week in gambling, we discuss online poker news from California, New York and Pennsylvania. Plus, fantasy sports news from Nevada and New York.
This Week in Gambling: Online poker in New York State
This week in gambling, online poker seemed all but done in New York, until a bill went to the State Assembly. Also, Las Vegas gets a professional sports team.
Michigan moves forward with bill to regulate online poker
Time constraints make it difficult for the Senate to vote on the bill before June 16, but it's in a favorable position. The bill states that online gambling licenses will be limited to tribal casinos and Michigan casinos already in ownership of a license.
This Week in Gambling: RAWA rises from the dead
This Week in Gambling, Sheldon Adelson's Restoration of Americas Wire Act, or RAWA, has returned from the dead. Should online gamblers be worried? Also, gambling news from Pennsylvania and New York.
New York Senate Finance Committee advances bill to license and regulate online poker
The Poker Players Alliance applauds the action and, starting today, will run a series of digital advertisements to remind state lawmakers that regulation can and should happen this year.
First interactive gaming system for The Bahamas certified by Gaming Laboratories International
The global leader in online systems and iGaming testing proudly announces its success as the first registered independent test laboratory to certify a Gaming House Operator's full interactive gaming system under the new Bahamian gaming legislation.
This Week in Gambling: Full Tilt merges with PokerStars
This Week in Gambling, Full Tilt has finally merged with PokerStars.com. Plus, J. Todd discusses the recent U.S. legislative committee hearing on daily fantasy sports, and RAWA's comeback in the form of a new bill.
Amaya CEO pleads not guilty to securities charges
Amaya CEO David Baazov and his associates have filed written pleas of not guilty to the insider trader charges levied against them in March.
Amaya CEO charged with insider trading
CEO David Baazov denied any wrong doing regarding his company's purchase of PokerStars and Full Tilt back in 2014 and said he believes today's charges are without merit.
PokerStars to officially launch in New Jersey in March
The world's largest poker site will make its entry into the U.S. regulated online gaming market on Monday, March 21.
New Jersey sports betting case goes back to court
A decision by the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals isn't expected until late spring, but early indications are that the Garden State will once again fall short in its bid to legalize sports betting.
PredictIt aims to find out if political bettors could be more accurate than pollsters
With one day left before the New Hampshire primaries, the candidates won't be the only ones hoping they come out on top in the polls. Thousands of traders on PredictIt, a political betting exchange, also have skin in the game.
PPA commends New York Senate Committee for passage of online poker legislation
The Poker Players Alliance has more than 40,000 activists in New York.
New York advances online poker bill
Sen. John Bonacic’s S5302-B online poker bill is now in the hands of the Senate Finance committee, which has yet to set a hearing date.
Hawaii Attorney General rules DFS constitutes illegal gambling
The Department of the Attorney General is weighing next steps, including civil or criminal enforcement, consistent with its opinion.
Cuban deal with Fantasy Labs 'recharges' DFS industry
Fantasy Labs President Dan Fabrizio explains to Casino City how his company secured a partnership with entrepreneur Mark Cuban and why the announcement has the daily fantasy sports industry buzzing.
Daily fantasy sports regulation bill passes in California
The Golden State became the first jurisdiction to pass a DFS regulation bill out of a committee hearing when the Internet Fantasy Sports Game Protection Act was approved by a resounding 18-1 margin.
Poker Players Alliance enters the ring in Kentucky lawsuit against PokerStars
PPA Executive Director John Pappas called the Commonwealth's lawsuit "a cynical big government money grab of private consumer dollars to pay for political excesses."
Nevada Attorney General says he'd support online gambling ban
Adam Laxalt said he plans to sign a letter supporting a bill backed by billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson that would ban Internet gaming nationwide and end the state's online poker business.
New York judge declines to make ruling in daily fantasy sports case
Supreme Court Judge Manuel Mendez declined to issue a ruling today on a request by the New York Attorney General to immediately shut down daily fantasy sports operators in the Empire State.
DraftKings retains risk and compliance firm
Exiger's engagement with the fantasy sports site will be led by Roy Pollitt, a former FBI special agent who was the lead case agent in the U.S. government's seven-year investigation into the online gaming industry, which culminated in the prosecution of Full Tilt, PokerStars and Absolute Poker.
FanDuel forms new advisory board to develop policy recommendations
The board includes a former U.S. Attorney and a former Pennsylvania governor.
Massachusetts Attorney General proposes regulations for daily fantasy sports industry
The draft regulations lay out a significant number of consumer protections that include prohibiting play by minors, ensuring more truthful advertising, and an increase in transparency.
EveryMatrix secures license in Denmark
The Danish gambling market became fully regulated in 2012.
Pennsylvania House Committee passes Internet Gaming Bill
The Pennsylvania House Gaming Oversight Committee overwhelmingly voted on Wednesday morning to approve a bill that would license and regulate online gaming.
New York AG files preliminary injunction against DraftKings and FanDuel
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman unleashed a preliminary injunction against DraftKings and FanDuel in state Supreme Court on Tuesday morning, seeking to prevent them from operating in the state immediately.
Affactive, Revenue Jet affiliate programs shut down following owners' arrests
The GPWA has confirmed the link between the closing of the programs and the arrests of the owners through conversations with Affactive affiliate managers, and the GPWA has suspended Affactive's sponsorship.
TWiG: Online gaming regulations stall in PA
J Todd reports on the lack of movement on regulated online gambling in Pennsylvania, the mass exodus from Portugal by online gambling firms, Phil Mickelson's ties to an illegal sports betting ring, and MGM's plan to build a $1 billion resort in Atlanta.
Rep. Barton introduces Internet Poker Freedom Act
The proposed legislation would license and regulate online poker at the federal level and mandates the implementation of technology that prohibits underage players and provides aid for problem gamblers.
House Bill 920 introduced in Pennsylvania House
House Bill 920 would permit internet gaming in Pennsylvania if approved.
Spain introduces new rules on online gambling adverts
New online gambling advertising and marketing regulations have been introduced by Spain's gambling regulator.
Major UK fraud investigation leads to arrest
A major UK fraud and money-laundering investigation has allegedly resulted in the arrest of a 666Bet director.
Quebec to block unlicensed gambling sites
Quebec will introduce provincial legislation that will force ISPs to block unlicensed online gambling sites.
Proponents of online gambling ban serve "demon rum" at House hearing
Two simple words uttered by Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) perfectly summed up the farcical testimony offered by proponents of federal legislation to ban online gaming in front the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations on Wednesday.